Author: Anna Carey.
Published: April 2nd 2013 by HarperCollins
Sort: Conclusion for ‘Eve.’
Part 1: Eve.
Part 2: Once.
How far will you go when you have nothing left to lose?
When she lost her soul mate, Caleb, Eve felt like her world had ended. Trapped in the palace, forced to play the part of the happy, patriotic princess of The New America—and the blushing bride of her father's top adviser—Eve's whole life is a lie. The only thing that keeps her going is Caleb's memory, and the revolution he started. Now, Eve is taking over where Caleb left off. With the help of Moss, an undercover subversive in the King's court, she plots to take down The New America, beginning with the capital, the City of Sand. Will Eve be able to bring about a new, free world when she's called upon to perform the ultimate act of rebellion—killing her father?
There is not much to say about the story anyway. Eve works together with the rebels and Mose gives her an important task: she must kill her father. When her father finds out, Eve flees with a couple of girls to take them to the safe haven: Califia. When they arrive there, Eve returns to complete the murder. This is where the whole book collapses.
First: I didn’t like Eve that much in the other books, but she might be even worse here. She is pregnant from Caleb, but Charles is protecting her by claiming it’s his child. He does everything for her, but Eve is acting like a bitch. Charles didn’t deserve her attitude: she seems to forget he is forced to marry her too. It’s not like he had a choice either. She tries to act like a leader, but I found her whiny and annoying. The fact that she tries to stay kind to everyone almost spoils her attempt to flee with some girls.
Second: the story dragged a little, although I quite liked the plot. The rebels infiltrated the system, Eve trying to murder her father and the riots everywhere. There was enough action and scheme to make it interesting. The only thing that continuously annoyed me where old characters that kept popping up with no particular role. The story would have been better without these don’t-matter-situations.
Third: THE ENDING. I suggest you don’t read this if you are planning to read this book.
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WHY, why would you bring Caleb back into the story? It seems like a very sad attempt to give Eve a happy ending, but boy, this spoiled everything. And don’t leave it hanging like that! We don’t get to see them meeting each other or how things continue after this. What is going to happen to the city, the schools, the riots? It feels like someone tore the last pages of my book. I still can’t believe someone would end a book like this!
It still makes me mad. I invested my time and this is the conclusion..